Sanford School of Medicine Neuroscience Group

2008 Research Symposium

Research Frontiers in Brain Function & Disorders

September 10 & 11, 2008
Ponca State Park Education Center
Ponca, Nebraska

Leszek Kubin, Ph.D.
Research Professor of Physiology in the Department of Animal Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia
Talk title: Sleep-disordered breathing: a neuroscientific challenge

Michael Bardo, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychoogy and Director for the Center on Drug Abuse Research Translation, University of Kentucky
Talk title: Individual differences in neurobehavior and drug abuse prevention

Ralph DiLeone, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Molecular Psychiatry at Yale University
Talk title: Integrating molecules and brain circuits controlling food intake and drug addiction

Karen Mesce, Ph.D.
Professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Entomology
Talk title: Decisions, decisions, decisions: The neural substrates of behavioral selection in simpler model systems

Robert Blanchard, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
Talk title: Defensive behavior and the biology of emotion

Caroline Blanchard, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
Talk title: Defense and anxiety in man and other mammals


The symposium on Research Frontiers in Brain Function and Disorders is designed to provide a forum for clinicians and basic scientists to identify collaborative research opportunities.

The symposium is intended for clinicians in neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry, neuropharmacology, basic science researchers, medical students and residents, and graduate students.

This conference is supported by a National Institutes of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant on Neural Mechanisms of Adaptive Behavior to the University of South Dakota Neuroscience Group.